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Snow Dogs Reviews

July 20, 2002
What Faustian bargain did Gooding make, forcing him to star in this insipid fish-out-of-water comedy that paints him as a Bolton fan?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2002
Instantly forgettable.
January 18, 2002
Phoned-in business as usual.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2002
If you have a soft spot for man's best friend, it's a pretty good throwaway movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 18, 2002
Five screenwriters are credited with the cliché-laden screenplay; it seems as if each watered down the version of the one before.
January 18, 2002
This silly youth-targeted comedy goes strictly by the book, which should give you a clue as to its quality.
January 18, 2002
There's little to recommend Snow Dogs, unless one considers cliched dialogue and perverse escapism a source of high hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 18, 2002
A generic family comedy unlikely to be appreciated by anyone outside the under-10 set.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2002
Gooding offers a desperately ingratiating performance.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2002
A movie set in the frozen north that just idles, endlessly, in the sitcom hothouse where convention slowly but surely becomes moldy cliche.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 18, 2002
Show me the mugging.
January 18, 2002
Cuba Gooding Jr. valiantly mugs his way through Snow Dogs, but even his boisterous energy fails to spark this leaden comedy.
January 17, 2002
It's playful, corny, silly, adventuresome and enjoyable.
January 17, 2002
Disney's latest update of the lame live-action B comedies that have been among the studio's more dubious contributions to American pop culture.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 17, 2002
Director Brian Levant, who never strays far from his sitcom roots, skates blithely from one implausible situation to another, pausing only to tie up loose ends with more bows than you'll find on a French poodle.
January 17, 2002
Poor Cuba Gooding. As if it were not humiliating enough to play a guy so clumsy that he can't walk in the snow without pratfalling, he also has to do jokes about being a black man in the Great White North.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2002
Gooding and Coburn are both Oscar winners, a fact which, as you watch them clumsily mugging their way through Snow Dogs, seems inconceivable.
January 17, 2002
The huskies are beautiful, the border collie is funny and the overall feeling is genial and decent.
Read More | Original Score: B-
January 17, 2002
As distressed as a comedy can be without qualifying as a snow emergency.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 8, 2002
Gooding is the energetic frontman, and it's hard to resist his enthusiasm, even if the filmmakers come up with nothing original in the way of slapstick sequences.